Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking (SHED)

Close up photo of male hands holding bill and pen and female hands hugging him while they doing home finances together online on a laptop computer in the kitchen.
By Dan Gorin
Small-dollar credit, like loans under $1,000, can help people handle unexpected expenses or income fluctuations. But affordable and accessible options are needed.
Townhouses featured on cover of the Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking
By Federal Reserve Community Development Staff
Previous and current Community Advisory Council Members discuss how Survey of Household Economics and Decionmaking (SHED) findings impact their communities and organizations.
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By Fed Communities Staff
How did inflation affect families last year? Did trends shift in the use of emerging financial products? This recent discussion with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors explores findings from the Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking (SHED). Watch or listen on demand.
Mother with son working on digital tablet at home.
By Jennifer Fernandez
While women’s labor force participation has grown significantly post-pandemic, the lack of accessible and affordable child care can hinder employment prospects.
Townhouses featured on cover of the Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking
By Jacob Lockwood
Get insights from the October 2022 survey on issues ranging from inflation to shrinking retirement savings to barriers to homeownership.
Captured in a metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia primary school, this photograph depicts a typical classroom scene, where an audience of school children were seated on the floor before a teacher at the front of the room, who was reading an illustrated storybook, during one of the scheduled classroom sessions. Assisting the instructor were two female students to her left, and a male student on her right, who was holding up the book, while the seated classmates were raising their hands to answer questions related to the story just read.
By Fed Communities Staff
Child care is vital to supporting the financial wellbeing of workers, households, and communities. But despite their essential role in the economy, child care workers long have faced barriers to being valued at work and fairly compensated for their work.
A retired couple watches Alta Lake in Whistler, Canada
By Liz Duda
Most people want to retire to pursue other interests or when they reach normal retirement age. But life events often play a role.
Man in wheelchair in office space
By Emily Hershman, Vijay Palaparty
Find out how to apply COVID-19 learnings to create a more inclusive and equitable workplace.
Townhouses featured on cover of the Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking
By Fed Communities Staff
In this webinar, Federal Reserve experts discuss how families fared in 2021 across a range of dimensions including how parents fared through the pandemic, employment outcomes, retirement decisions, and broader family finances. Watch on demand.